Q. There is a command from God somewhere in the first few books of the Bible not to drink the blood of any animal. I can’t remember the exact place. Anyhow, I purchase protein powder for convenience and some brands carry a small amount of “bovine plasma protein”, which is literally blood protein from a cow (powdered, of course). It is full of immunoglobins and agents beneficial for the intestines. Breast milk also contains some similar chemicals. I’ve never consumed it and didn’t want to because of this command.
Q. The question I have is from Revelation 11:3 about who are the two witnesses. Some speculate that it could be Enoch because Enoch walked with God and was not, and it could be Elijah because Elijah was taken into Heaven without dying. I myself have the belief that it will be two that we have never heard of. I also have a problem with the idea that God would send one of the old prophets back here after they have already done everything God asked them to do the first time.
Q. I have a question or two about the Transfiguration, Matthew 17:1-3. Moses and Elijah appeared and talked to Jesus. What body did Moses have? Did Elijah have a glorified body? I didn’t think so because I thought that Jesus was the first (firstfruits) to have a glorified body. Thanks for your wisdom of God’s Word.
Q. I have a question which I have always wondered about. When the woman caught in adultery was about to be stoned, the Bible says that Jesus wrote something in the dirt. What was it that he wrote, and why did He do that? Thank you very much for your answer to this question and to all the other questions that you have answered for me and so many others through your daily posts.
Q. Thank you for your ministry and the many answers and teachings with which I’ve been blessed. Recently I was asked a question that I could not answer Biblically- Let’s say a man walks into his house only to witness another man raping his sister, he then grabs his gun and fires off three rounds killing the rapist., Now assuming that he’s fully within the law (owning the weapon and shooting at the intruder/rapist as allowed in many states) has this man (a born again believer in Christ) committed a sin? Are we not commanded in the Word “Thou Shall Not Kill”, and if it’s not a sin, when and where in Scripture was that commandment rescinded?
Q. In Mark 16:7 it says, “But go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you.”
When the Angel of the Lord told the ladies this in Mark 16:7, I wonder sometimes why the Angel said it this way? It would almost seem as though at that point Peter wasn’t a disciple. Even though I know that is not the case. I wonder why Peter’s name was separate. Was it because Jesus said upon this rock I will build my church? Thanks for the insight, I love your website and the wisdom of your teaching.
Q. You may have answered these questions somewhere that I haven’t been able to find on your site. But I would appreciate an explanation concerning verses Matt. 7:21 – 23. Jesus is saying that not everyone who calls him “Lord” will enter the kingdom of heaven – if they call him Lord – doesn’t that indicate that they believe?
Q. Could James 5:1-6 be considered end time prophecy? And if so, would they have anything to do with the current global financial crisis, sort of as a prelude of things to come?
Q. Thanks for your honesty- you seem really sincere in your writing, and not a bit frustrated or tired of the same questions over and again. That means a lot! Keep it up… I know that must be a struggle. However, I guess I do not really see how you conclude Mt. 24:34 to mean a lifetime from 1948- why not 1967? I really appreciate you andyour ministry, it has been a huge blessing to me in my walk, and my own personal study.
Q. My local church teaches from Hebrews 1:14 “Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?”. They say we can use this verse to basically tell our “ministering spirits” to do things. My Pastor used this verse and told his ministering spirits to bring him a new car. Though this sounds great, it seems a little off to me. IF this really worked and was this easy we couldn’t keep people out of churches. Are there other verses in the bible that talk about this?